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Five Star Equities

May 25, 2012 08:20 ET

Cirrus Logic and NXP Semiconductors Look to Take Advantage of Swiftly Growing Smartphone Market

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Cirrus Logic and NXP Semiconductors

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 25, 2012) - Semiconductor stocks have posted some impressive gains as the demand for mobile devices is rapidly growing. The Industry has shifted from one focused on personal computers to one dominated by smartphones. Companies who have been able to evolve with the times have profited while those who did not have faltered. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Semiconductor Industry and provides equity research on Cirrus Logic, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRUS) and NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI).

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The smartphone market is expected to generate an estimated $219 billion in 2012 according to recent Bloomberg Industries data. Gartner Inc., a technology research firm, forecasts global smartphone shipments are expected to total 655 million in 2012, more than double 2010's total of 299 million. In comparison, over the same period the PC market grew only 5 percent to 368 million units.

Apple's highly anticipated release of their iPhone 5 later this year should also provide a great boost for the company's chip suppliers. "We believe the iPhone 5 will represent the biggest consumer-electronics product launch of 2012 as well as the biggest device-upgrade cycle in smartphone history," Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster recently wrote.

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Cirrus Logic develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a broad range of innovative customers. Building on its diverse analog and signal-processing patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic delivers highly optimized products for a variety of audio and energy-related applications.

NXP Semiconductors recently announced that its PN65 Mobile Transactions solution will power the Samsung GALAXY S III bringing a new concept of human-centric mobile experience. The highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY S III is the successor of the best-selling Samsung GALAXY S II.

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